The Southwest Georgia Family Medicine Residency was successful in recruiting five residents for PGY 1 positions. This eighteenth graduating class will bring the total number of successfully trained Family Medicine physicians to 90, including 64 practicing in Georgia. The program had a site visit by the ACGME in April 2012. This visit resulted in full accreditation with a four year cycle.
In July 2013, the fourth class for the Georgia Regents University (MCG) clinical campus began with seven students who will be completing their third and fourth year rotations at the Albany clinical campus and the neighboring participating hospitals. Students from PCOM (Atlanta) are now rotating through the Albany Area Primary Heath Care Center. Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital and the FTC have come to a mutual agreement pertaining the purchase of the Palmyra hospital in Albany Ga. PPMH has been given permission from the FTC to assume management and operations of the Palmyra hospital. The new campus has been named Phoebe North.
Summer Student Programs: Eight pre-med students from various locations in Southwest Georgia successfully completed the Pathways to Medical School program in July 2013. The SWGA AHEC continues to follow the Pathways graduates and a significant number of the graduates have been able to obtain admission to medical school.
Fourteen first and second year medical students from various medical schools completed the Summer Student externship at the Southwest Georgia Family Medicine Residency in June and July 2013.